2020-21 Administration Welcome Letter

Welcome to 2020-21!

As we plan for a beginning like no other we have seen in the past, our focus will still be to ensure that:

every child, every day is finding a way to feel connected,

every child, every day is being challenged by new learnings and experiences,

and every child, every day knows they have a champion they can turn to. 

Spring of 2020 has challenged staff and students to find a new normal for learning, connected us in new ways and required our champions to champion from afar.  What I have most learned through this process is how much I appreciate the expertise our teachers bring to CHS, the ways in which our students continue to work hard to grow and overall, appreciation for the little things in life - giving a high five, a hug or being able to laugh out loud with many people around.  What I MOST appreciate about CHS is how even under circumstances we have never experienced we are still a learning and caring community.  

Normal is such a simple word and it is our goal at CHS to not only find our new normal, but to use this time as a learning experience that will forever impact the learning environment of CHS.  Every week there are new types of learning experiences teachers are piloting and much of what is learned will continue to be used in the future.  Our fall may not be “normal,” but our learning will not only continue, but it will thrive.  We can’t wait to move on to the next phase of learning under Covid-19 and we know, all returning and new students to CHS will be welcomed with open arms (from 6 feet away) to our community - we will continue to grow!       

Coronado High School is a small school with the opportunities of a large campus, which we know is why many of you entrust us with the education of your children. Our staff at both the campus and district levels prides itself in ensuring that our students have as many, if not more, educational and extra-curricular opportunities as students in much larger schools throughout the county. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards so that there will be no shortage of opportunities for your student to feel challenged on a daily basis with high quality instruction and have a wide variety of options to get connected to their school and fellow students.  Champions come in all shapes and sizes, and at any point in time. There will be champions by your student every day, with relationships built over time, but some champions just appear when you need them the most. It is our mission to make sure every child knows that when they need a champion, CHS will provide.  Without our community support (CSF, PTO, CoSA Foundation, SAFE, etc.) we would not be able to connect and challenge our students as much. Thank you to the many community organizations (too many to be named here) for being our champions! 

How do you get information (CLICK HERE)?  At the end of the first day of each week CHS will send you the CHS Family Newsletter.  It is organized in a fashion that the most critical information is at the top and as you scroll down the newsletter the information becomes more oriented toward the future.  This is your “one stop shop” to stay informed about the happenings of our community.  The CHS website is a place to go to pull static information, facts about CHS that could be important for a family at any point of the year, for example, elective offerings at CHS, the bell schedule, the school calendar, how to log in to Synergy, etc.  Another way to receive personalized information and be engaged in conversations related to the CHS community is to attend a monthly PTO meeting where special guests will present important information about CHS.  CHS is a dynamic community; if you want to be involved and don’t know how, ask.  We can connect you to a cause, action or person that will help you, the families of CHS, be connected to our community.  

What is new or on the horizon for the CHS learning community?  For 20-21 our school day will get longer and in 21-22 CHS will likely implement a new bell schedule format.  The structure is being changed to adapt to new requirements for college and career AND to provide a system that allows for more personalized learning plans. A new bell schedule that increases course choice flexibility allows all students to better find the path that encourages motivation, curiosity, and success. Students would be able to choose a new challenge (advanced class) or, if need be, even have an opportunity to successfully recover from failure. Currently students are required to successfully complete 23 year-long classes to graduate from CHS.  During a 4-year career at CHS, most students only have the opportunity to take 24 year-long classes.   Under the current structure if a student wants to finish all the required courses for a 4 year college there is very little opportunity to choose classes that are not on that required list.  By offering more course opportunities, students can finish all courses required AND choose courses of interest.  

Sincerely, 

Shane Schmeichel, Catherine Burling and Tim Hopper

Coronado High School Walk-in Registration Dates: (Click Here for more information about registration)

  • In-person registration is REQUIRED for all new students by appointment only.  Information regarding scheduling an appointment in August will be emailed to parents.
  • Parents of returning students who upload both the Affidavit Verification of Student Residency and 2 valid proofs of residence when completing online registration are not required to attend a walk-in registration day in August.
  • Returning Student Registration Dates - Only required for parents who did not upload required documents - see above                  
New Students:
  • August 3-26, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (A link to schedule an appointment will be posted here soon)
Returning Students (ONLY if you did not upload required documents)
  • August 17,  8:00-11:30am - Last Name: A-K
  • August 18,  8:00-11:30am - Last Name: L-Z
  • August 21,  8:00-11:30am - Make-ups
You may also reference important dates on the CHS Calendar:  https://chs.coronadousd.net/calendar/list/

 Communication Options

Click Here to download the communication plan including how you will hear from CUSD ("The District")

Click Here for the Welcome letter from CUSD Child Nutrition

Click Here for the Meal Charge Policy